NOAA Professional Papers NMFS
The NOAA Professional Paper NMFS
series, begun in 2003, replaces the NOAA Technical
Report NMFS series. (Click here to access the Technical
Report series in PDF format.)
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NOAA Professional Paper NMFS series
PP 1. Atlas of abundance
and distribution patterns of ichthyoplankton from the Northeast Pacific
Ocean and Bering Sea ecosystems based on research conducted by the Alaska
Fisheries Science Center (1972-1996), by Ann C. Matarese, Deborah M.
Blood, Susan J. Picquelle, and Jan L. Benson. September 2003, 281 p.
PP 2. The economic
importance of marine angler expenditures in the United States, by Scott
Steinback, Brad Gentner, and Jeremy Castle. January 2004, 169 p.
PP 3. Development
of kelp rockfish, Sebastes atrovirens (Jordan and Gilbert 1880)
and brown rockfish, S. auriculatus (Girard 1854), from birth
to pelagic juvenile stage, with notes on early larval development of
black-and-yellow rockfish, S. chrysomelas (Jordan and Gilbert
1880), reared in the laboratory (Pisces: Sebastidae), by William Watson
and Larry L. Robertson, 30 p.
PP 4. A taxonomic
guide to the mysids of the South Atlantic Bight, by Richard W. Heard,
W. Wayne Price, David M. Knott, Rachael A. King, and Dennis M. Allen.
June 2006, 37 p.
PP 5. Emerging technologies
for reef fisheries research and management, by J. C. Taylor (editor).
December 2006, 116 p.
p. 1-3 | Rand
et al., p. 4-9 | Johnston
et al., p. 10-17 | Taylor
et al., p. 18-25
& Delgado, p. 26-37 | Gleason
et al., p. 38-47 | Weaver
et al., p. 48-68
et al., p. 69-87 | Rivera
et al., p. 88-104 | Mason
et al., p. 105-116
PP 6. Juvenile and
small resident fushes of Florida Bay, a critical habitat in the Everglades
National Park, Florida, by Allyn B. Powell, Gordon Thayer, Michael Lacroix,
and Robin Cheshire. March 2007, 210 p.
PP 7. Spawning,
egg development, and early life history dynamics of arrowtooth flounder
(Atheresthes stomias) in the Gulf of Alaska, by Deborah M.
Blood, Ann C. Matarese, and Morgan S. Busby. May 2007, 28 p.
PP 8. A guide to
the Thalassinidea (Crustacea: Malacostraca: Decapoda) of the South Atlantic
Bight, by Richard W. Heard, Rachael A. King, David M. Knott, Brent P.
Thoma, and Susan Thornton-DeVictor. October 2007, 30 p.
PP 9. Genetic and
morphological identification of pelagic juvenile rockfish collected
from the Gulf of Alaska, by Arthur W. Kendall Jr., Christine Kondzela,
Zhuozhuo Li, David Clausen, and Anthony J. Gharrett. December 2007,
PP 10. Larval development and identification
of the genus Triglops (Scorpaeniformes: Cottidae), by Deborah
M. Blood and Ann C. Matarese, May 2010, 43 p.
PP 11. Bathyraja panthera, a new species of skate (Rajidae: Arhynchobatinae) from the western Aleutian Islands, and resurrection of the subgenus Arctoraja Ishiyama, by James W. Orr, Duane E. Stevenson, Gerald R. Hoff, Ingrid Spies, and John D. McEachran, 50 p.
PP 12. A guide to the deepwater sponges of the Aleutian Island Archipelago, by Robert P. Stone, Helmut Lehnert, and Henry Reiswig, 187 p.
PP 13. Age determination manual of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center Age and Growth Program, by Mary Elizabeth Matta and Daniel K. Kimura (editors), 97 p.
PP 14. An atlas of reproductive development in rockfishes, genus Sebastes, by Franklin R. Shaw, J. Frank Morado, Vanessa C. Lowe, and Susanne F. McDermott, 77 p.